Executive - Press Release

Posted on: July 11, 2013

Proactive Patrols within Several County Parklands Leads to Multiple Arrests

New Castle County Police patrolling county parks this past weekend arrested Isaias Cedillo in Delcastle Park Sunday and charged him with several drug offenses after officers observed him drinking alcohol near the popular soccer fields.

At 1:06 p.m. Sunday, police officers were conducting patrols in Delcastle Park when they observed Cedillo. He was detained and during a search of the subject, police discovered that he was in possession of a clear sandwich bag which contained a small amount of marijuana and a clear zip lock baggie that contained a small amount of crack cocaine.

NCC Police Senior Cpl. Joseph Rago and his canine partner “Dayan” then responded to assist the officers with a drug sniffing search that yielded a positive identification of a controlled, dangerous substance. Police then seized $400 of suspected drug money that was also on Cedillo’s person.

Cedillo, a 24-year-old male who resides in the unit block of Dutch Court in Elkton, Md., was subsequently charged with possession of marijuana, possession of crack cocaine and consuming alcohol within the parkland.

He was arraigned and released on $500 unsecured bail.

New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon had received constituent complaints this past spring about drinking at County parks and directed the NCC Department of Public Safety to look into the matter.

Over this past weekend, members of C-Squad and assisting officers conducted undercover surveillance and uniform enforcement throughout Delcastle Recreational Park, Canby Park and Banning Park to address complaints of subjects drinking in the parkland and illegal gambling. During that time the following individuals were issued summons for drinking within the parkland and released:

• a 25 year old male who resides in the unit block of Donwood Drive in New Castle, DE
• a 27 year old male who resides in the unit block of Rockrose Road in Newark, DE
• a 28 year old male who resides in the 200 block of North Broom Street in the City of Wilmington
• a 32 year old male who resides in the unit block of Flamingo Drive in Newark, DE
• a 38 year old male who resides in the 100 block of Garnet Street in Newark, DE
• a 40 year old male who resides in the unit block of Valley Road in Wilmington, DE
• a 41 year old male who resides in the 100 block of Elsmere Ave in Wilmington, DE
• a 42 year old male who resides in the 100 block of Garnet Street in Newark, DE
• a 51 year old male who resides in the 1200 block of Rodman Road in Wilmington, DE
• a 51 year old male who resides in the 1100 block of Anchorage Street in Wilmington, DE

New Castle County Police would like to warn the public that there will continue to be strict enforcement and zero tolerance when it comes to parking violations and for those individuals who are caught possessing or consuming any alcoholic beverages or narcotics, or are found gambling while inside New Castle County parkland.

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